Matthew Blittner

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Rangers Stay True To Rebuilding Plan On Day 1 Of Free Agency

BY: MATTHEW BLITTNER SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO MSGNETWORKS On a day when numerous players across the NHL signed lucrative long-term contracts with the teams of their choosing, the Rangers were content to sit back and watch the frenzy from a distance. Ever since February of last season, the Blueshirts have maintained they were dedicated to rebuilding their team […]

Isles Get Their Trotz

With Lou Lamoriello already in the fold and Barry Trotz the latest to sign a contract, the Islanders have completed two-thirds of their personnel hat-trick. Completion, of course, will depend on whether the new Lou-Barry duet can persuade John Tavares to remain with the club as captain. That decision will likely come soon; around the July […]

A Look At Rangers’ Draft Options

By Matthew Blittner Special Contributor to In a wide open draft year, the only common consensus among those in the know, is Buffalo selecting defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick on June 22 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Once you get to Carolina in the two spot, it’s anyone’s […]

There Will Never Be Another John Amirante

By Matthew Blittner Special Contributor to John Amirante was truly a class act. When he sang the national anthem at Madison Square Garden during the playoffs, it made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Players say they like to feed off the energy of the crowd, but the crowd always […]

Rangers Look Back On Disappointing Season, Ahead to Exciting Year

By Matthew Blittner Special Contributor to A season never truly ends, so much as a new one begins. On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the New York Rangers said their final goodbyes to their disappointing 2017-18 season. But one thing every player made sure to mention was how important it is to be prepared for […]